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Health and Human Services Reform

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 08, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION






HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Schomacker, Chair of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


SCHOMACKER, Joe, Chair
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn, Vice Chair
LIEBLING, Tina, Minority Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BAKER, Dave
FLANAGAN, Peggy
FRANSON, Mary
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
KIEL, Deb
KOEGEL, Erin
KRESHA, Ron,
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MORAN, Rena
MUNSON, Jeremy
OLSON, Liz
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THEIS, Tama


Members excused: ALLEN, Susan, and DEAN, Matt.

Representative Moran moved to approve the minutes from March 6, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2996 (Kresha) Child Welfare Training System modification required, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Kresha moved HF2996 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Kresha testified regarding HF2996.

Traci Laliberte, Exec Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, testified regarding HF2996.

Eric Jayne, Ramsey County Child Protection, testified regarding HF2996.

Rich Gehrman, Executive Director of Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota, testified regarding HF2996.

Representative Kresha renewed their motion that HF2996 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2920 (Kiel) Ramsey County; nursing facility construction project rate modified.

Representative Kiel moved HF2920 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health & Human Services Finance.

Representative Kiel testified regarding HF2920.

Marvin Plakut, CEO of Episcopal Church Homes of Minnesota, testified regarding HF2920.

Valerie Cook, Department of Human Services, testified regarding HF2920.

Representative Kiel renewed their motion that HF2920 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Health & Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3172 (Zerwas) Notice to home care provider of person's status as registered predatory offender required.

Representative Schomacker moved HF3172 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Public Safety & Security Policy and Finance.

Representative Schomacker moved the A1 amendment.

Representative Zerwas testified regarding the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Zerwas testified regarding HF3172.

Kevin Goodno, MN HomeCare Association, testified regarding HF3172.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF3172 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Public Safety & Security Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3312 (Zerwas) Minnesota Health Records Act provisions modified

Representative Schomacker moved HF3312 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law & Data Practices Policy.

Representative Zerwas testified regarding HF3312.

Mark Buermann, ALS Association of Minnesota, testified regarding HF3312.

Steven Mulder, M.D., Minnesota Hospital Association and President & CEO Hutchinson Health, testified regarding HF3312.

Bentley Graves, Director of Health Care and Transportation Policy for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, testified regarding HF3312.

Careen Martin, Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer Allina Health, testified regarding HF3312.

Lucas Nesse, Health Policy and Grassroots Director for the Minnesota Business Partnership, testified regarding HF3312.

Matt Flanders - Legislative Specialist, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom, testified regarding HF3312.

David Feinwachs, of St. Paul, testified regarding HF3312.

Rich Neumeister, of St. Paul, testified regarding HF3312.

Sarah Karlgaard, Senior Associate General Counsel Allina Health, testified regarding HF3312.

Elisabeth Klarquist, House Research, testified regarding HF3312.

Representative Schomacker renewed their motion that HF3312 be recommended to be referred to the Committee on Civil Law & Data Practices Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:21 a.m.



Representative Joe Schomacker, Chair



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Khayree Duckett, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2996 (Kresha) - Child Welfare Training System modification required, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF2920 (Kiel) - Ramsey County; nursing facility construction project rate modified.
  • HF3172 (Zerwas) - Notice to home care provider of person's status as registered predatory offender required.
  • HF3312 (Zerwas) - Patient consent to release of health records provision modified.
House TV Video:
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00:25 - HF2996 (Kresha) Child Welfare Training System modification required, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
35:08 - HF2920 (Kiel) Ramsey County; nursing facility construction project rate modified.
46:50 - HF3172 (Zerwas) Notice to home care provider of person's status as registered predatory offender required.
51:41 - HF3312 (Zerwas) Minnesota Health Records Act provisions modified.
Runs 2 hours, 6 minutes.


I. Call To Order
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Minutes (3/6/18)
IV. HF2996 (Kresha) Child Welfare Training System modification required, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
• Nicole Names, MACSSA Representative and Human Services Dir, Pope County
• Traci Laliberte, Exec Dir, Cntr for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, U of MN Tein Cities
• Tracy Krudo, Manager, Child Welfare Training – DHS
• Eric Jayne, County CP, Ramsey County
• Rich Gehrman, Executive Director, Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota
V. HF2920 (Kiel) Ramsey County; nursing facility construction project rate modified.
• Marvin Plakut, CEO, Episcopal Church Homes of Minnesota
VI. HF3172 (Zerwas) Notice to home care provider of person's status as registered predatory offender required.
• Kevin Goodno, MN HomeCare Assoc.
VII. HF3312 (Zerwas) Minnesota Health Records Act provisions modified (1 HR maximum)
• Speaking against: Matt Flanders - Legislative Specialist, Citizens' Council for Health Freedom
• Speaking against: David Feinwachs, St. Paul
• Speaking against: Rich Neumeister, St. Paul
• Speaking in favor: Mark Buermann, ALS Association of Minnesota
• Speaking in favor: Steven Mulder, M.D., President & CEO Hutchinson Health
• Speaking in favor: Bentley Graves, Director, Health Care and Transportation Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce / Lucas Nesse, Health Policy and Grassroots Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
• Speaking in favor: Careen Martin, Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer Allina Health / Sarah Karlgaard, Senior Associate General Counsel Allina Health
VIII. Adjournment